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Lights, camera, MONEY – Thailand’s earnings from foreign film makers

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Behind the scenes, filming The Hangover Part II on Phang Nga Bay.

Figures are out from the Department of Tourism showing that revenue from foreign film productions shot in Thailand generated 799 million baht in only first quarter of 2018.

The Director-General of the Department of Tourism, Anan Wongbenjara, Department Director General Anan Wongbencharat, says that a total of 224 films were shot in the country in Q1, with China as the top film producer, followed by India and the United States.

Last year, Thailand made 3.074 billion baht from 810 foreign film productions so the first three months suggest that number will be exceeded for 2018.

Mr. Anan said Thailand is considered one of the popular countries for international film productions.

He said revenue from foreign film productions is also distributed to local communities to stimulate the economy.

SOURCE: National News Bureau of Thailand

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